Garbage is piling up in the streets and squares of London as the dustmen's strike goes into its seventh week.
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Background: Garbage is piling up in the streets and squares of London as the dustmen's strike goes into its seventh week.
Authorities have appealed to the people to put rubbish in the open so it wont be a fire hazard to buildings and now many of the city's famous streets and squares are lined with piles of garbage.
The Strike came about over a demand by local government workers for pay increases amounting to GBP 2-15 shillings (nearly seven dollars) a week.
More than 70,000 workers are on strike and another 50,000 are banning overtime and working to rule.
An official inquiry is being held and the results are expected shortly. There are hopes that the inquiry might be able to bring about an end to the strike.
Fire Brigades in London and other Major cities are seriously concerned by the frequent outbreaks of fire each day among piled rubbish and there have been repeated appeals to the public to take every care on Saturday - Guy Fawkes day - when fireworks are let off to commemorate an unsuccessful attempt to blow up parliament in London in 1605.